Justin Tadlock Explains Taxonomy Term Meta

While developers celebrate the first half of the WordPress REST API being merged into WordPress, there’s also another reason to celebrate. Six years in the making, taxonomy term meta will be available in WordPress 4.4.

If you’re like me and don’t have a clue as to what taxonomy term meta is, I highly encourage you to read Justin Tadlock’s explanation and tutorial. In the post, Tadlock explains why term meta is significant and some of the possibilities it affords developers.

After reading through the tutorial, I have a better understanding as to why developers are so excited. Not only does it create more opportunities to extend WordPress, but does so in a standard and expected way. Previous to WordPress 4.4, developers had to rely on work-arounds to add term meta to taxonomies.

Let us know what you think of the tutorial and how you plan to take advantage of this feature once WordPress 4.4 is released.


16 responses to “Justin Tadlock Explains Taxonomy Term Meta”

  1. Does anyone have a suggestion on what to use for simple term meta until WP 4.4 is released?

    I know it will be released soon but I need it this week (on a live site), so what should I use that will be easy to merge to internal meta integration?

    Any advice is welcome :)

  2. My tutorial is really just tip-of-the-iceberg stuff. There’s a lot of other neat stuff around terms like the new WP_Term class and querying terms from the database by meta. You could write a small book on all the new term-related stuff in WP 4.4. At the very least, I’d love to see some other devs tackling some tutorials on these things.


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